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Private Charter: Customizable Big Island Boat Adventure
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Private Charter: Customizable Big Island Boat Adventure

By Hang Loose Boat Tours
Recommended by 100% of travelers
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$1,882.00
per group (up to 1)
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$1,882.00
per group (up to 1)

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Ages 0-99
Duration: 4h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Japanese, English


  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Professional guide
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Private tour
  • sandwiches, fresh fruit (special diet requirements -please bring your own)
  • Entry/Admission - Hang Loose Boat Tours
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


Departure details
  • Honokohau Small Boat Harbor, Kalaoa, HI 96740, USA
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 8571P3

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • May be operated by a multilingual guide
  • Age restriction: minimum age allowed is 4 years old; maximum age allowed is 65 years old
  • Snorkel, mask, fins, safety jackets and wetsuits will be provided.
  • Book one adult for a voucher. One voucher is good for 10, 15, 24 or up to 48 passengers. (depends on the choosen option)
  • Supplier's cancellation policy is 7 days in advance of the start date of the experience for a full refund. Cancellations made after that will receive no refund.
  • Not recommended for pregnant women in advanced pregnancy
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

How much is Private Charter: Customizable Big Island Boat Adventure?
Private Charter: Customizable Big Island Boat Adventure price starts from $1,882.00. Discover and book Private Charter: Customizable Big Island Boat Adventure on Tripadvisor
What is the Private Charter: Customizable Big Island Boat Adventure cancellation policy?
Private Charter: Customizable Big Island Boat Adventure cancellation policy: All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties. Discover and book Private Charter: Customizable Big Island Boat Adventure on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Private Charter: Customizable Big Island Boat Adventure?
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If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 8571P3

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Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Honokohau Small Boat Harbor
    Honokohau Small Boat Harbor, Kalaoa, HI 96740, USA
    See address & details
  • 1
    Honokohau Marina & Small Boat Harbor
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 2
    Hang Loose Boat Tours
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

414lynng
414lynng
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Great Experience with Room for Timely Improvements
I had a fantastic experience with knowledgeable guides and an engaging tour. The only downside was waiting for an h
jamieshearr
jamieshearr
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Amazing experience
This trip is a must-do! Tonight we had the pleasure of riding with captain Jacob and his first mate Aleo (please fo
bryangL249JH
bryangL249JH
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MUST TRY!!
10/10 would highly recommended!! Had a large party and they were able to accommodate last minute. The captain and c
brettarichards
brettarichards
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Must do
Wow, just wow. The boat ride was extremely smooth considering the conditions and the Mantas were amazing. To see so
karinayg03
karinayg03
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Book it!
Highly recommend!! What an amazing experience! The Captain and crew were wonderful, so helpful! One of the ppl in o
Ron B
Ron B
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Highly recommend this excursion
Overall, the excursion was good. The viewing area was extremely crowded and took a while to get boat into position
Gabi M
Gabi M
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Amazing!
Great experience with a wonderful crew. We were able to see more of the island than just the beautiful reef! Overal
Nadeem B
Nadeem B
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Great experience viewing manta rays, moderate experience getting there
Viewing the Manta Rays was an amazing experience indeed , but the group that organized seemed to not respect our gr
sarahtS7119NC
sarahtS7119NC
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Experience of a lifetime
This tour was wonderful from beginning to end. The experience is not to be missed. Captain Simon and the crew of th
emtleticia
emtleticia
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Terrifying and magnificent! If you can get past yourself and do this you will be happy you did!
What an amazing time! The trip was bumpy and wet the tour guides and captain Jacob were funny and professional help
marleno38
marleno38
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Great
Great experience. All the staff was super kind and calm. My mom got in the water and had a panic attack and the sta
loricE3464IX
loricE3464IX
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Amazing! Not too adventurous for this 66 yo.
Simon was great as was the rest of the crew. Lots of interesting information about the Rays. I was anxious about be
244caroll
244caroll
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Snorkel adventures
We had a wonderful snorkeling experience with Captain Simon and his crew! The area was lovely, saw tons of fish, en
Serenashadow1
Serenashadow1
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Best snorkeling around!
By far one of the funnest and most interesting yours I’ve been on! The amazing crew took such good care of us and
noib699
noib699
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Simply amazing
It was a very unique experience to see these rays come so close. Very well organized! I made a mistake with the boo
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Paige M
Ogden, UT4 contributions
I booked a private boat for my birthday and it was well worth it! Jacob and Ryan were great and made the whole experience so awesome! They were very patient with our large group that included older and younger people. I started feeling sea sick at one point and Jacob was very sweet and let me drive the boat for a bit to help distract me. Such a fun excursion! Highly recommend!
Written April 21, 2021
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Jason
36 contributions
Feb 2020
17 of my family members were onboard the boat as Captain Jacob and Nathan were our guides. There was rough water to the north so we headed south towards Kealakakua Bay with hopes of swimming with dolphins. We ran into some humpback whales which came up near the boat. Saw 2 spinner dolphins that had been chased away by a bottlenose dolphin. Guess they don't get a long very well but hoped to find a spinner pod to swim with later. We arrived at Kealakakua Bay and snorkeled for about an hour. Costco sandwiches, chips, water/POG and fresh fruit awaited us once we reboarded the boat. Motoring back to the harbor we ran into a spinner pod and jumped into the water with them. They swam to the bottom (approximately 75 feet deep) and just hung out for us to watch. It was really neat to see them play with each other. On our way back they stopped the boat several times and pointed out some historical places and old lava tubes. When we arrived at the harbor they told us about the beach right by the parking lot and we were able to see turtles, as they said are almost always there. Very professional tour and highly recommended.
Written March 5, 2020
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Anthony P
Lafayette 3 contributions
Nov 2021
Crew, service, food, and really everything was fantastic. We booked a Captain Cook tour in advance, changed our groups size, and then switched to a private boat in the end. The office handled everything perfectly and even helped us find the boat when we got lost at the harbor.
Written January 18, 2022
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Jason B
Anaheim, CA15 contributions
Nov 2020
Great day on the water with Captain Jacob and Ryan. They had their hands full with a large group some of which had limited ocean swimming experience. Everyone felt safe and we were able to see some pretty amazing sea life including spinner dolphin, an octopus and safely from the boat a shark.
Written November 24, 2020
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JDHHDJ
San Diego, CA5 contributions
We used Hang Loose for the nighttime manta ray and also a private charter. Both were excellent. Adam is an amazing boat hand with boundless positive energy. Jacob and Simon were great captains. Highly recommend this company. They are generous with the time (in our experience they let the time extend to take advantage of fun things that popped up) and friendly and knowledgeable.
Written July 10, 2021
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Juliana S
Miami Gardens, FL11 contributions
This was one of the most epic experiences with this company. Not only were we able to spot whales but we were also able to swim with a bunch of wild dolphins in the open sea. The guides are excellent and very professional, I highly recommend them!!
Written December 28, 2020
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Aghaegbulam Uga
El Paso, TX2 contributions
Dec 2021
Very good crew. Captain was very friendly, entertaining and professional. His crew were very helpful and friendly. We had two trip, the Boat Adventure and the Night Mana Ray watch. Both were very interesting. My kids enjoyed every bit of it. They made every single minute a lot of fun.
Written December 26, 2021
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LB
Honolulu, HI8 contributions
Sep 2020 • Friends
Thank you Capitan Jacob and guide Ryan aka Spinner for the perfect day on the water today. We saw a manta, lots of fish, sharks and even Eagle Rays! A wonderful boat, great crew- good snacks! Get some friends and enjoy the trip!
Written September 23, 2020
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Katy W
Sherwood, OR2 contributions
Dec 2018 • Family
We were traveling with a family of twelve (all ages). Simon and Jacob made the private charter exciting for everyone. We were lucky enough to see wild dolphins, whales, Captain Cook's Cove for snorkeling, etc, which was mixed with great knowledge of the wildlife and history of the island. We were pleasantly surprised with the sandwiches, fresh fruit, chips, and other snacks on board. The whole family loved it and we would book again if/when we come back to Kona!
Written December 9, 2018
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Stacie G
10 contributions
We traveled to Hawaii as a family of 17 with ages ranging from 6-85. We booked with Hang Loose for their competitive pricing and stellar reviews. We were not disappointed! Jacob and Captian Charlie we’re friendly and knowledgeable and made sure everyone was having a great time. We were able to get out and swim with wild dolphins twice, getting close enough that we could reach out and touch them. We also saw a humpback whale and were lucky enough to spot some manta rays. I’ve snorkeled in two other locations but this was by far the best snorkel trip I’ve ever had. Everyone had an amazing experience. It was well worth the money. I highly recommend booking this tour.
Written January 5, 2019
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